Salmon Youth Centre has been reaching out to young people in inner city London for over a hundred years. We inspire young people to reach their potential and contribute positively to the community in which they live.
We welcome around 500 young people every week. Our doors are open to all young people, from all backgrounds, between six and 25 years old.
We promote positive change in young people and support their transition to adulthood in three key ways:
- Improving young people’s Health & Wellbeing
- Preparing young people for Education & Work
- Involving young people in positive Community Engagement
What we offer
We provide generic and specialised youth work to young people across 35 weekly sessions, including activities such as adventure, arts, dance, drama, music and sports. Our targeted provision also includes:
|Apprenticeship Scheme: offering young people the opportunity to study and work over nine to twelve months.||Harmonies of Hope: youth empowerment programme using music.|
|Mentoring: one-to-one support for young people, including our disability befriending schemes.||Mixables & Mixters: youth work with disabled young people.|
|Salmon Express: improving young peoples speaking and listening skills using our manual ‘Let’s Talk About…’.||Thrive: a holistic programme for vulnerable young women and girls.|
Every young person has potential
We work with a wide range of young people many of whom are disadvantaged such as:
- Young people in care or leaving care.
- Young ex-offenders leaving prison.
- Young carers looking after a parent.
- Young people facing abuse at home.
- Young people at risk of homelessness or offending.
- Disabled young people.
We build long-term relationships with young people through regular social interaction. We believe that every young person has potential and we work intensively to inspire young people to reach their potential and contribute positively to the community in which they live.
Christian youth work
As a Christian youth centre, we strive to provide opportunities to explore the Christian faith in all our work, but most specifically in our Salmon Sunday sessions and residentials to summer camps, such as Soul Survivor.
Staff members also share and explore their own faith through weekly Bible sessions called “Theological Reflections”.